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. 2013] >> president obama is set to nominate thomas perez to be the next secretary of labor. the white house says he has been the head of the justice department's civil-rights division for a number of years. president obama plans to announce the nomination this morning at the white house in the east room. c-span2 will have live coverage of that starting at 11:30 this morning. congress is set to return to capitol hill today. later this week to work on fiscal spending for the rest of this budget year and for the next fiscal year. the senate is working on the spending bill and it will be the focus this afternoon. you can see live coverage of the senate beginning at 2:00 eastern on c-span2. before the senate c-span2 will be live with carl levin. he will be at the council on foreign relations. c-span3 will be live with a discussion on the persian gulf. a more private first lady, elizabeth much growth refused to continue the tradition of making social calls to washington post political society. she spoke french inside the white house and gained a reputation of being queenly by her critics. w
. will charm be enough to bridge the differences in the battle of the budget? president obama reaches out to all members of congress just as house republicans and senate democrats come out with dramatically different blueprints for our fiscal future. what are the chances for a compromise? we will ask two is senators leading the debate, democrat dick durbin and republican bob corker. then, republican at a crossroads. as conservative activists gather in washington, gop leaders argue about the future of the party. we'll discuss differences within the gop with matt kibbie of freedom works and former congressman steve latourette of the republican mainstream partnership. >>> the u.s. responds to north korean threats by beefing up its missile defense as the president heads to israel. we will ask our sunday panel whether mr. obama has the right answers to foreign policy challenges around the world. and our power player of the week. a celebrity chef combines the classic with the cutting edge. all right now on "fox news sunday." >> chris: hello again and happy st. patrick's day from fox news in was
obama criticizing israel over its treatment of palestinians who live in the west bank, saying they should recognize palestinians' right to self-determination and justice. here is video of president obama arriving in the west bank earlier today, where he met with palestinian leaders. and meanwhile, the president was in israel and two rockets fired from gaza striking the southern's parts. it did not cause much damage and no deaths reported and believed the rockets may have been a show of protest. coming up right here on "america live," colonel of ralph peters will share his thoughts on what he says is the bigger story of what president obama may not have said yesterday about israel. and he is apparently on the same page as charles krauthammer was last night. neither of these men huge fans of president obama when it comes to his policy on israel, but both men heard something new yesterday, something you haven't heard a lot about in the headlines and ralph will be here to explain in just a bit. we also have new developments in the search for truth about benghazi. south carolina se
"starting point," two rockets land in israel during president obama's historic trip there. we're live in the west bank as the president is moechlts away now from a live news conference with palestinian president mahmoud abbas. we will bring that to you live. >>> manhunt happening for the person who gunned down the head of colorado's prison systems. police in desperate search for a car and a witness who may have some answers. >>> more rattling from north korea last night wit the threat that u.s. bases are within, quote, striking distance of their country. >>> and the heat just on fire. down by double digits late in the game. they rally to keep the winning streak alive. 24 games and counting. will it ever stop? >> wow! good morning. it's thursday, march 21st. "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning again. our "starting point," president obama in the west bank with face-t face-t face-to-face with world leaders. the press conference is scheduled to start in a few minutes from now. >> the visit underscored by an early morning rocket attack in southern israel. two rockets fired
issued a statement saying president obama's ncaa bracket is a shocking failure of leadership. house republican conference put this video on youtube, echoing the same complaint. how dare he. all kinds of congressional republicans, including house speaker john boehner went on twitter insisting obama should stop this outrage of liking sports. get off my lawn! it is march madness, republican style. the first day of spring, the annual opportunity for house republicans to turn over an old leaf they know they shouldn't turn over any more but they can't stop themselves. also clearly it is going to be gonzaga. peter alexander is traveling with peter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the new attacks emphasize the importance of reaching a peace deal between the israelis and palestinians. and on that very topic, even as we speak right now live in the west bank city of ramallah, the president within the last five minutes touching down there by marine one, the u.s. helicopter. he is visiting with the palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas. this is the president's first visit with a
and steven cook about president obama's trip to israel. >> if you're going to reach a peace agreement with the israelis, part of their job description of an american mediator is not only to apply honey but to apply vinegar as well. it's part of the job description. but you've got to pick your fights and the reality with obama is that he went after netanyahu on absolutety wrong issue. he demanded a comprehensive freeze, then the president backs down alienating both the israelis and the palestinians and the arabs. >> rose: we conclude with hank greenberg and the a.i.g. story and why he is suing the government on behalf of the stockholders after the government bailed out a.i.g. and paid back the money with interest. >> the fact had to come out what really happened. the so-called accounting scandal turned out toe virally nothing. the corporate governance of the united states changed after enron. boards became more critical of almost anything that everybody was doing but i wanted -- more importantly i wanted the 92,000 people that helped build a.i.g. and all the things they did to make it
. >> rose: president obama will travel to the middle east this week. it will be his first time visiting since he entered the white house four years ago. he will meet newly reelected prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem on wednesday. the president has often been criticized for his distance relationship with the israeli leader but many see this visit as a chance to make things better. much is at stake as israel grapples with a nuclear iran and a lagging peace process. joining me, aaron david miller, vice president of woodrow wilson international center for scholars and a former middle east advisor to democratic and republican secretaries state. here in new york, steven cook of the council on foreign relations. i'm pleased to have both of them back on this program. let me begin with you steven what's the hope of this trip? >> well, the hope is at least officially for the president to reset his relationship with the israeli leader and the israeli people. as you pointed out. there's been some difficulty in the relationship between the leaders. there's been rhetoric the way in which
. how about michelle obama flying all over the country on our dime. with all the fuel it takes plus security we have to provide like shand the president are on permanent vacation. after being retired, recently had to return to the workforce. i don't watch much tv, but attempt to stay informed therefore have concluded "the willis report" is the only reason to watch television. appreciate that. and did you know there is literally an elephant in the room in washington. thanks to uncle sam, taxpayers spending plans of dollars on dumbo and not talking about petty cash. $3.8 million to decrease human elephant conflict. in africa. and don't think you're off the hook this year. an additional way to continue the good fight next year. a huge waste and abuse under wax care dollars. are they clearly nuts. i suggest they start right here. that is my two cents more. thank you for joining as. we will see you right back here tomorrow. ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. the fbi has announced an investigation into possible chinese espionage carried out within the walls of nasa. a chinese national arre
as president obama wraps up a three-day visit to the middle east. >>> plus, a man accused of murdering his social lite wife pulls a stunt and gets his trial delayed. we'll tell you about it, it's all "happening now." ♪ jon: well, president obama is on the final day of his trip to israel in the middle east. air force one just landed in jordan where the president is about to meet with king ab abdullah, one of america's closest arab allies. welcome to a brand new hour of "happening now," i'm jon scott. uma: and i'm uma. on the agenda today will be the huge influx of refugees into jordan from syria's civil war, and king abdullah has voiced fears islamic terrorists could create a base in his country. meanwhile, president obama spending his last day in israel paying his respects at two memorial sites solemnly reaffirming the jewish state's right to exist. lelandleland vittert is now jois live from jerusalem with more. >> reporter: we started with ceremony in the morning today, and now as president obama has landed in jordan, this turns to really hard core, nitty-gritty diplomatic work of tryin
correction? with the rising economy and profits this rally still has legs. also in year three of obama care premiums and insurance costs are rising sky-high. so are taxes. and small business costs are reducing profits by as much as 65% according to one small business owner we will talk to tonight. and the virtues of a free market capitalism that we talk about every night on this show are now forbidden fruit at stanford university. a popular long running pro capitalist course at that school has now been cancelled. what is up with that? "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up, a major vote in the cyprus parliament helping to get that country closer to a teal with the european union. michelle caruso-cabrera joins us from cyprus again this evening with the very latest. good evening, michelle. >> reporter: larry, lawmakers here in cyprus taking a huge step tonight to prevent the financial collapse of their country. they pass ad law that will allow for the restructuring of their banks. this essentially means their sickest and largest banks will be down sized and made more healthy. this
the allegations. tourk obama is expected to the church of nativity in bethlehem with palestinian president mahmoud abbas in about an hour. together, they visited the tomb modernlate father of zionism and also the tomb of yitzhak rabin. we understand that obama will now be driving from jerusalem to bethlehem instead of taking the chopper. why is that you'd what does his visit to bethlehem include? -- why is that? what does his visit to bethlehem include? >> now a wild sand storm has .lown across the west bank not able to travel by helicopter. he will travel by road. this should give president obama another viewpoint of the and he activity in the west bank. he's likely to see some very large israeli settlements, settlements that encroach on palestinian land surrounding bethlehem. he will be seeing the church of the nativity, including the door of humility. this is a very low door that you enter to get into the church. someone as tall as president obama is really going to have to duck down. he will visit the rod aware jesus christ was born -- the grotto where jesus christ was born. he will be meeting
, president obama in the middle east waiting for proof that syria has used chemical weapons. if he gets it, will he use military force? >>> the beast breaks down. president obama's armored limo can with stand a chemical attack but apparently not. the wrong kind of fuel. and critics are calling for him to come back to earth. but the house budget chairman paul ryan pushes ahead with his plan to balance the nation's books with major spending cuts. he'll join us live this hour. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room. . >>> it may be president obama's first official visit to israel but all eyes right now are on syria. the president says he's trying to find out if the damascus regime has crossed a u.s. red line by using chemical weapons against syrians. >> we intend to investigate thoroughly exactly what happened. obviously, in syria right now you've got a war zone. you have information that's filtered out but we have to make sure that we know exactly what happened. we know that there are those in the syrian government who have expressed a willingness to use chemical weapons if necessar
will be elizabeth colbert-bush, her brother is nobody other than stephen colbert. and president barack obama left the united states and currently en route to israel for his first visit to that nation since he took office. it comes on a day when disturbing news was bracking in the region. now, there are unconfirmed reports that earlier today, a possible chemical weapons attack was carried out in northern syria. and at this hour, both the assad regime and the rebels are blaming one another for the deadly rocket blasts that killed the at least 31 people and that included 21 civilians. now, according to reuters photographer who was on the ground, people were seen suffocating in the streets and the air apparently smelled of chlorine. it's unclear who is behind the attack, the white house is expressing skepticism over the regime's claim that it was the rebels. >> at this time we have no evidence to substantiate that charge and we're skeptical deeply of a regime that might make that charge given that the regime has lost all credibility in the eyes of the syrian people and the world. having said that we'
capitol. what has obama done? nothing. china, they're stealing our secrets. what has obama done? nothing. iran's advancements of nuclear weapons? nothing. russian flying over american air space? what happened. nothing. the only thing i see this president is doing is kissing the backside of the muslim brotherhood leader by giving him $250,000 taxpayer dollars and f 16 jets what. is he going to do about these acts after gregs? >> you know, i get diplomacy don't appeal to you. i guess sanctions don't appeal to you. what appeals to you is going to war. >> sean: i said asked you a question. what is he going to do, juan? >> okay. let's take a look at iran. we've imposed sanctions and sent a fleet out there so we have fleets in the area. >> sean: sanctions are not working. >> we sent military armtments to the area to make it clear, don't mess around. we have been talking it's been very clear we have been talking with the chinese. talking in every way. look at syria right now. we're fact supporting having arms sent in the rebels through not only saudi arabia, you look at support we're offering t
israel coming under attack from a rocket as president obama continues his tour there. >> he is meeting with mahmoud babbs tod -- abbas today. good morning elizabeth. >> good morning heather and heather. we have gotten word the president has arrived in ramallah. on the second day of the trip to the region gaza fired rockettes toward southern israel two landing near the town. one of the rockettes landed in a courtyard at the town near the border. the other landed in an open field. there is reports of damage but no reports of any injuries. the gaza strip for some time has been run by the militant group hamas and for the past decade they have fired thousands of rockettes and border shells into the border into israel. no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. the president was in jerusalem at the time. he said early today and yesterday meeting with israeli prime minister prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he will meet with abbas later on today. here is a bit of his conference from yesterday. >> we also discussed the way forward to a two-state solution between israelis and palestin
. that is what he did to his people, america. bernie, this could only happen in the obama administration. >> is absolutely right. speaking of money, you you know, it is not that incongruous because they are paying for the department of education among other things. >> we owe them everything. >> absolutely right. quote away. i mean he killed his own people. he didn't kill us, right? >> greg: but he did kill millions of people. why can't mou be a role model for kids? we have elmo. >> and i do like mr.pibb by the way. i actually disagree with the coat. i think he was wrong. he says -- no, we should be in satiable in our learning. he is saying accept mediocrity. no, we should be learning insatiably. that being said we owe the chinese so we have to say whatever they want. >> that was like a charlie rose thing you said right there. >> take a break. we will arm wrestle later. patti ann browne does really good. >> you outraged o are are quite handsome. >> greg: she is as pretty as bill is repulsive. >> that is almost like a compliment. >> you don't have to help him. >> greg: is this a sim is man
viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: president obama called on young israelis to see the world through palestinian eyes and challenged israeli and palestinian leaders to abandon formulas and habits that have blocked peace. but even amid his visit, the old threats and realities of violence were present. margaret warner reports from jerusalem. >> warner: the second day of the president's trip to israel and the west bank was met with rocket fire from one place mr. obama won't go: hamas-controlled gaza two landed in sderot, israel in a clear breach of the ceasefire between the islamist hamas faction and israel struck late last year. there were no injuries. a little-known militant group claimed responsibility, saying it wanted to show that israel could not protect its airspace during mr. obama's visit the israeli mayor of sderot said there was another message from militants to president obama: >> the message is "why you go to ramallah? we are the owners of this region. you can arrive to gaza and talk with us. why do you go to talk with abu mazen in ramallah?" >> warner: abu mazen is palesti
, 11:30 a.m., 4:30 pacific, cashing in. we are throwing a third birthday party bash for obama care. there it is. a little of that. a little of that. >> bob: i will be there for that. >> eric: dvr if you can't be there. >> bob: our fox poll is -- i got to get out of your way? sorry. i'm not used to this as you know. the poll is at facebook.com facebook.com/thefivefnc. we are serious about this and so are the other people. the veterans deserve more credit than you got and you deserve to be treated better that cbs decided to treat you. i will never understand why, but i'll say that you dug yourselves in a hole. give me the shovel. get out, apologize. apologize sunday night during your next episode of the race or whatever it's called. >> dana: "the amazing race." >> bob: "amazing this." and everybody have a good weekend. see you very soon. that will be monday. ♪ >> shannon: as we mark the third anniversary, bipartisan set-back for obama care. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> shannon: good evening. i'm shannon bream in for bret baier. the president's healthcare reform law turns th
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neil/lehrer productions >> brown: in jerusalem and the west bank today, president obama encouraged palestinians and israelis not to give up on peace. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> sreenivasan: and i'm hari sreenivasan. on the "newshour" tonight, rockets fired from gaza into israel today underscore the challenges to peace efforts. margaret warner has the latest from jerusalem. >> brown: then, as the house agrees to a measure to avoid a government shutdown, we update the short- and long-term budget battles. >> sreenivasan: paul solman looks at free trade through the eyes of a classic american brand, getting wet in the global market. >> i know that every surfboard that comes into america comes in duty free. and when i sell a surfboard to australia, japan, europe, its a 20% to 25% duty that they have to pay to get mine. >> brown: we continue our series on how broadband technoly is changing our lives. tonight, a look at chattanooga, tennessee-- home of the nation's fastest internet connections. >> sreenivasan: and, spencer michaels has the story of photo journalists who risked their lives to t
. >> and president obama is weighing in, too, using his weekly radio address to push a ban on assault weapons, a limit on the size of ammunition magazines, and stepped-up background checks. >> they're supported by a majority of the american people, and i urge the senate and the house to give each of them a vote. >> still, the chief reason we're seeing so much activity right now is that gun control measures appear to be in legislative trouble. senate majority leader harry reid has frankly admitted he doesn't have the votes for a assault weapons ban and support for other legislation also appears shaky. >> it only has been three months since the newtown massacre. i mean, there was so much political support and really a rallying cry after that for stricter gun control measures. why does the political support seem so shaky right now, i guess is the question. >> well, there's two reasons. one is that time has passed. the polls have eroded somewhat. they're still generally in favor of the gun control people, depending on the poll, but not as strongly in favor. also the purpose of purple states. the
on in america there's no denying that barack obama has been a failed president. [laughter] as terrible as president obama has been, his cabinet appointments have been worse. i mean, transportation secretary ray lahood? why? because his name's got a car part in it? that's a low standard. [ laughter ] what is next? secretary of the treasury penny mcnickel? now he wants the new defense secretary to be former republican senator chuck hagel. thankfully, today 15 republican senators demanded the withdrawal of hagel's nomination and it's no wonder. senate republicans have found all sorts of shady associations in hagel's past. for instance, he was once a senate republican. [laughter] and now, according to conservative news anger-gregator breitbart.com, hagel may have taken money from an organization called "friends of hamas." friends of hamas! that's serious! being friends with a muslim terrorist is a big commitment. you've got to be a groomsman in all four of their weddings. i mean, the suicide vest rentals alone! [laughter] folks, this bombshell lit up the conserv-osphere. >> let me bring up
. >> i like it. you get your chance, take it. >> okay. we will start there actually. president obama touched down in the west bank city of ramallah this morning and great by president abbas of the palestinian authority kicking off the second leg of his four-day visit to the middle east. today, the israel army confirmed four rockets were fired from the gaza strip landing in southern israel and causing some damage. the rocket strike, which has not been claimed by any palestinian militant group, is the second violation of the cease-fire that ended the clash between the hamas and israel this past november. yesterday, the president's meeting with israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu focused on another threat to israel in the region. it runs nuclear ambitions. >> we agree that a nuclear armed iran would be a threat to the region, a threat to the world, and potentially an threat to israel. all options are on the table. we will do what is necessary to prevent iran from getting the world's worst weapons. >> richard, help somebody out at home who is watching this. the president of the unit
on the ridicu-list. that's it for us. >>> breaking news, everyone. live pictures of president obama who just arrived in ramallah in the west bank. this is the second day of his trip to israel and the west bank and the entire region right now. he is scheduled to meet with palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas later today. you can see president obama with president abbas at this arrival ceremony in ramallah. it's already been an eventful day for the president in the region. two rockets did strike southern israel earlier today, about 60 miles from jerusalem, where the president was. no changes to the president's schedule, though, as you just saw. he has arrived in ramallah in the west bank. john king is helping cover this trip. he is in jerusalem right now. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, john. this is a very important visit by the president. you heard when he was in israel yesterday, president netanyahu saying sure, i'll go back to the bargaining table. he urged the palestinians to come back with no preconditions. one of the preconditions of the palestinians was that mr.
are over 85% more likely to report feel happy when compared to those who are less active. president obama and air force one, live pictures here, touching down in jordan. there's going to be a ceremony, but there are going to be some foreign men it fry level officials. a little later on he will meet with king abdullah, and there will be some talks with that ally. this following his three day visit to israel. talks are to focus on the middle east peace process as well as the war in syria. the president laid a wreath at the holcast member or cal saying it's our obligation not just to bear witness but to act against racism and especially anti-semitism. joining me now is senior correspondent with the washington post. good to see you. good morning. >> morning, chris. >> so as we wait for the president to come off of air force one. let's start with prospects for peace talks. as you've been watching over these last three days, do you think any progress was made in. >> we have some important rhett tor cal shifts that have occurred with the president walking back from some of the statements he had
get board of education busy. president obama made his march madness picks today. is he going with a final four of louisvilleville, florida, ohio state, an eventual champion indiana. >> republicans were not amused by this. the rnc put out an ad. louisiana congressman remarked his final four picks are are now late but his budget is late by 45 days. i think that shows the priorities. his final four picks actually made it on time. since the demands on our time are not nearly as important, the panel and i have come up with our own final four picks. all right, mara, who do you have? >> i wanted to give steve my proxy on this since i don't follow college basketball. i did ask around at work and came up coincidently with the exact same for the president picked. i cannot defend them or describe how we did this in any way, shape are or form. diver to my better here. >> i have louisville, wisconsin, michigan and indiana. three of the four teams are big ten teams. best conference in basketball. indiana beating wisconsin in the final. >> bret: okay. charles? >> marah echoing obama again.
spared a lot of bloodshed. >> a major headline this morning, barack obama's first trip as president to israel. with so many political hot button issues in the mideast can we expect the president to make many accomplishments during this historic visit? >> ten years after the iraq war we'll introduce you to veterans who cannot forget their military and personal battles looking ahead to the future. don't miss bob woodruff's special report coming up. >> later on, the on again/off again romance of katy perry and john mayer. their personal life can make interesting song lyrics weaned may have the final verse in "the skinny". >>> firsz, the details in the foiled plot to kill students at a university campus in florida. >> police say the gunman came dangerously close to carrying out his planned massacre until his roommate took incredibly brave action. abc's matt gutman is in orlando. >> reporter: the first video from police cameras, tracking down a would-be killer, body mounted cameras showing cops with assault rifles discovered the body of the gunman along with his arse
with obama as president and the democrats in the senate to even get votes on good ideas. in other words, we're now finally getting the democrats in the senate to write a budget which for 1418 days, four years, they never wrote a budget. how do you campaign against democrats in the senate if they don't even write down what they're for? so there are differences in how you structure. i think there's a lot to be learned from republican successes with governors like walker in wisconsin who made dramatic changes on the cost of government, government-run pensions, the unionized government work force and bobby jindal with school choice. he's planning this year to abolish the corporate and individual income tax, moving in a very different direction than the national democrats want to and winning elections with that approach. so there's a lot to be learned both by the failure of the romney campaign and the senate races and the successes the republicans have had at the state level. >> host: and we're taking your calls in this segment with grover norquist with americans for tax reform. the phone lines
of president obama's visit to israel a new threat from iran. >> iran's supreme leader today vowed to destroy tel aviv if iran is attacked by israel. and made those comments in an address marking the iranian new year. >> and he said the basis of hostility with iran is the u.s. government. we'll have the latest on president obama's trip to the region live from jerusalem. >>> the united nations is going to launch an investigation into whether chemical weapons were indeed used in syria. both the syrian regime and the opposition asked the u.n. to look into the claim. >> the demand came after both sides accused each other of firing chemical weapons on tuesday. opposition groups insist rebels don't have access to such material. >> and u.s. officials saying they welcome the move. >>> first up, north korea's new and threatening message. pyongyang warning today it has the capability to strike u.s. bases in guam and japan. >> matthew chance joining us now from seoul, south korea. matthew, is this north korea's typical bluster or something more ominous here? >> it's really difficult to say, fredricka, b
the attack. president obama has made clear in the past that in his view, the use of chemical weapons by either side in syria would change the rules for our involvement in syria. chief washington correspondent james rosen is live from the white house with more. >> the pentagon has been more definitive than the white house telling us they have yet no confirmation, no confirmation that chemical weapons have been used by either side in the syrian civil war, it was syrian state-run television that first made the allegation, broadcasting images purporting to show the victims of the chemical attack being treated near the syrian border. assadd blamed the rebels and the white house stated there is no evidence the rebels used such weapons and the officials here are deeply skeptical of such claims by the regime. >> i can tell you that we are assessing the reports about the possible use of chemical weapons, as well as the reports about the origins of possible chemical weapons in syria. and no other about our judgments on that. i can tell you that we're evaluating it. >> and assad has used scud
's begin in jordan. there president obama meets with king abdullah as the president winds up his trip to the middle east. >> the two leaders are scheduled to hold a news conference, actually that's meant to take place pretty soon. we'll be listening in of course and update you on the latest developments. out of jordan of course an important strategic ally for the u.s. and partner in the region. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu today apologized to turkey for a 2010 commando raid on a flotilla bound for gaza. eight turks were killed in that attack. >> the israeli leader apparently phoned the turkish prime minister during a meeting with president obama. this is a pretty significant development. it comes from two senior administration officials. prime minister netanyahu apologizing for what happened and admitting to operational mistakes, apparently relations are going to be normalized now. >>> in egypt hundreds of protesters demonstrated outside cairo headquarters of the muslim brotherhood today. they through molotov cocktails as police surrounded the building. >> state-run ni
, preparations are under way for the arrival of president obama. on wednesday mr. obama will make his first trip to the region as president. crews in jerusalem have been hanging up u.s. flags. the luxurious king david hotel is getting ready to receive the president and his entourage. they have been finalizing special dishes and anticipating any possible requests. >>> and now for a look at your monday weather. meteorologist bill karins is here. i guess the word of the day is jet stream. >> there's a huge storm off the west coast. it gives us one decent day. the exception up in the northwest. a little tiny storm coming up through southern british columbia bringing showers. a little snow at the high elevations. we're watching that moving down through. you can see headed towards bellingham, light rain showers for you and on the coast. this big storm winding itself up off the coastline here. there's a big, huge moisture plume all the way near hawaii up around this storm. there's a lot of moisture with it but not too much of it is going to move on shore. again, we're good today. we should be all right
officials in releasing palestinian prisoners being held currently in israeli jails and then president obama after his trip to gentlemramallah will se. it will be interesting to hear what he has to say. we may get a glimpse on what the obama administration has in store when it comes to both israeli and palestinian officials, richard. >> at least now from the pictures, atia, showing a visible simpatico. thank you. >>> new report this morning is sounding the alarm on the intelligence community. this morning's "the washington post" claims u.s. spy agencies are reportedly dropping the ball when it comes to key national security hot spots. now, these findings came out a 2012 panel of white house advisers including now defense secretary chuck hagel. "the post" saying agencies like the cia are ignoring places like china and the middle east to instead focus on current military operations and drone strikes. authorities say operations have been side-lined dating back more than a decade of conflict. the white house has not commented publicly on the report but recent remarks from top officials suggest t
. >> switching gears a milestone for the health care overhaul. president obama signed into law three years ago today. controversy over the giant piece of legislation has just not gone away. americans are still trying to figure out all the fine print and what it will cost them. on top of this, there are new signs the political fight over it could be heating up again. molly henneberg is live in washington with more. hi, molly. >> hi. just this week, republicans and democrats on capitol hill voted to repeal an unpopular obamacare tax, the medical device tax on everything from latex gloves to wheelchairs to dentsal instruments. but health insurance industry advocates warn more taxes from this law are coming down the pike. >> the reform law includes a new $100 billion tax in health insurance that starts next year. 2014 will be $8 billion. that's going to mean an average will pay $100 more on a premium as a result of this tax alone. small businesses will pay over $350 for each family they provide coverage for. >> president obama said in a statement today that obamacare is already saving seniors mone
going. >> let's move on to washington, and president obama expected to sign a budget this week, and pretty good news for investors this is not what he wanted. automatic spending cuts stay in place. new spending on roads and bridges and universal pre-school. all that have off the table. new tax increases nowhere to be found and all of this coming out on a friday afternoon. long after everybody went home for the weekend, and hardly the market obama victory. and that you can about that more. and now this. and the third anniversary of the signing of obamacare in law and the senate overwhelmingly to repeal the tax on medical devices and higher insurance premiums next year. and "varney & company" says this law looks like it's unravelling. is that wishful thinking? in our next hour, one of the foremost authorities and critics of obamacare will answer that question, are we stuck with it? i think you're going to like her answer to this one coming up later. now, cyprus, they have seized private wealth, and principal, destroyed cyprus as a tax haven. and overseas tax haven, that's a conte
you. con cop another big story, president obama will come out expected to nominate thomas perez, current u.s. assistant attorney general to take the place of the labor secretary. dagen: this could stir up controversy on capitol hill. joining us now with reaction is "wall street "wall street journal" editorial board member, jason. you get first dibs. connell: thank you very much for the floor. the controversy vowndz, -- surrounds, what, jason? an over active secretary? >> well, the record of justice, the obama administration is tooting the fact that he oversaw lending elements at the justice department, but not talking about the methods used in the cases. he used desperate impact, a way, basically, of using statistics to prove discrimination. if more blacks denied home loans than whites, that's automatically racial discrimination. more black kids sus pended rather than white kids, that's automatic racial discrimination. the facts don't matter, just the outcome. dagen: how could he apply that thinking in his job as labor secretary? what would be the impact there? >> well, the gove
-- is the israeli/palestinian conflict. president obama, as you mention in your book, his first call was to, as president, to mahmoud abbas, the head of the palestinian authority. how did that get derailed? it seems like it's no longer -- maybe it's going to again become a front burner issue, but for at least three years of the presidency it kind of went to the back burner. what happened there? >> guest: several things. and it certainly wasn't for the lack of trying on the part of this administration. i think that you can sum it up by saying expectations were raised way too high by the president, by the administration um, there was a belief that perhaps there was a window of opportunity that could be used to advance, um, the talks. but there was a misreading in the united states about what had changed on the ground in israel and in the palestinian territories and where each of the players was, be it netanyahu and abbas. and there is often the sense that if you're the american president, you can make anything move. and then you bump against reality. it's not enough to be, obviously, the cand
, president obama you mention in your book, his first call was -- as president was to abbas, the head of the palestinian authority. how did that get derailed? seems like it's no longer -- maybe it's going to become a front burner issue but for at least three years, the presidency went to the back burner. what happened there? >> guest: several things. it wasn't for lack of trying on the part of the administration. you can sum it up by saying, expectations were raised way too high by the president, by the administration. there was a belief that perhaps there was a window of opportunity that could be used to advance the talks. but there was a misreading in the united states about what had changed on the ground in and are in the palestinian territories, and where each of the players was, netanyahu, and abbas. and there is often the sense that if you're the american president, you can make anything move, and then you bump against reality, and it's not enough to be -- the president changed. there is a certain reality on the ground. sometimes the personality of a president can help make thin
of our contributors from the national review and a former pollster for president obama. good to see both of you. that drop seems pretty dramatic. >> it seems dramatic. another way of looking at it is that is roughly where he was for much of his first term. so he is basically going back to that level. there is a moderate recoveringry but it's not a roaring recovery. >> i'm sure you're glad that he didn't try to go after you harder on this one. it seems to met president's come out and he's taken a tough stance, he says taxes need to go up on wealthier americans. he's been going out and meeting with republicans. he's been on a charm offensive and talked to the american people. given that, i thought it might have gone higher. >> i think we need context here. look, americans are very frustrated with washington overall. you're going to see everyone's numbers take a hit here. however, i do think that media does a disservice when we try to set the false equivalents. yes, the president's number has taken a hit. "the washington post" poll showed republicans at a 72% disapproval. that is 72% disapp
you imagine? bush would've been the pariah of all time. how many people did obama liberate? before you go, -- we lost him. he and others might be interested in the editorial for the wall street journal this morning. host: the wall street journal writes this -- host: mobile, alabama, independent caller. caller: what really interests me about the iraq war was the marketing buildup to the war. you showed a clip of: powell -- colin powell. you had the administration of the american government, and they marketed the war. leading up to it, they used certain technology, welcome to , saddamtruction hussein. ira member during that time, if i see the word saddam hussein one more time, it was like a steady drumbeat of information that the government put out. the media -- you know, the media was just basically going along with it. i mean, it was like the slogans the used, we must support troops. it just went on and on and on. they actually walked into that war. -- those articles you just mentioned from the wall street journal, a lot of people don't understand, the wall street journal is owned by t
vrjts a call for peace. u.s. president barack obama urges the palestinians to put aside their differences. barack obama says peace in the middle east is possible. he addressed 600 young israelis asking them to reconcile with palestinians. he assured america is behind them. >> i'm proud that the relationship has never been stronger. >> he asked them to empathize with those in the occupy territories. >> and put yourself in their shoes. look at the world through their eyes. it'sot fair that a palestian child cannot grow up in a state of their own. >> he urged them to take steps. > >>>. >>> three banks suffered be attack on dnesday afternoon. malware affected servers and disabled more than 32,000 computers. they traced the code to an ip address in china. authorities warned they would retaliate for a strike on their networks. officials in seoul say this was the latest breech by hackers. someone compromised their website at the same time. text appeared saying hit man 007 kingdom of moracco. the simultaneous nature of the attacks say they involved more sophisticated techniques
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